Expository Paragraph Writing Lesson - 22132

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A.  Design an original lesson plan (using the attached “Lesson Plan Format”) that teaches students how to use the process approach to writing in order to write an expository paragraph. Include the following in the lesson plan:

1.  Appropriate step-by-step writing instructions to help students learn the process approach to writing

2.  An original example of an expository paragraph

3.  A description of a writing activity within the lesson that is based on the “National Writing Project” information found on the web link (see below)

a.  Explain (suggested length of 3–4 paragraphs) why you have selected the activity.

b.  Explain (suggested length of 1 page) how the activity fits into one of the steps of the process approach to writing.


Note: Use ideas from the National Writing Project web link as you write your lesson plan.


B.  Explain (suggested length 2–4 paragraphs) how the designed lesson plan and activity promote interest and engagement in writing.

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Writing Activity (3a)

12. Give students a chance to write to an audience for real purpose.


I chose the writing activity on creating an informative expository paragraph for the students based from number twelve on the National Writing Project list.  It states to gives students a chance to write to an audience for a real purpose.  I chose to have the students write an expository paragraph on how to stay safe trick-or treating.  I chose this topic because it is appropriate for this time of year and allows the student to related their writing to real life experiences.


The activity introduces the students to the concept of audience and purpose of writing.  The topic for the writing assignment goes beyond writing a report or essay that was meant only for the teacher to read an